Upon reaching Ridge, I hung a left and then a quick left again brought me onto Cedar Hill. Looking back, I could see Hannibal's forces approaching yet again! WTF! I'm about to get dropped a freakin 3rd time!!!! Can't these guys stay on the route so I don't get humiliated more than 1-2 times a night? So, I latched back on and drafted for awhile up the long climb on Cedar Hill and then bid them farewell, dropping back. Some how they had missed a turn back there putting me ahead of them. I hoped they could navigate the remaining few turns and in fact, their unfamiliarity with the route and roads probably kept the group larger then it might otherwise have been. Rumor was they even regrouped once or twice, an unheard of accommodation.
At Sitterley, I came up on a struggling Mark V, recovering from two full days of TOSRV and then soon, a group led by Steve O, with Kevin K, Jeff S, couple of dropped A's who had taken the longer route, Nathan, etc... came by and I jumped on with them, finishing with 41 miles, a 20.1 avg and 1600' of climbing. The front group finished with 43 miles, a 22.9 avg and considering the hills, that's smokin.